People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

Acupuncture found highly effective for treating primary dysmenorrhea
(Natural News) Some people take one look at needles and wince in pain. But in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a popular healing technique using needles has been used for relieving pain for thousands of years. Acupuncture has been known as an effective treatment for pain, and one study focused on its efficacy as a remedy for gynecological... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient-controlled pain-relief system reduces need for epidurals in labour
Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit& veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for babies that won't stop crying
(Natural News) According to a study spearheaded by a group of Swedish researchers, acupuncture can offer relief to babies with colic, especially if conventional methods have proven ineffective. Colic is a condition that causes bouts of continuous crying among babies, often without a clearly discernible reason. How the study was done The researchers recruited healthy infants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration of self-introduced acupuncture needle into the brainstem - El-Wahsh S, Efendy J, Sheridan M.
This report describes the case of a self-introduced acupuncture needle migrating into the brainstem following an initial failed attempt at surgical extrac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Relief for trigeminal neuralgia using acupuncture
(Natural News) Nerve conditions are a little tricky to explain to others, especially to those who don’t have them. Take, for example, trigeminal neuralgia (TN) – a condition that causes excruciating pain on the face even from otherwise gentle, painless stimuli. The lack of any concrete medical treatment makes prospects more harrowing for its sufferers, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for improving the cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) A recent study updated the evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for patients who are afflicted with mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s disease. It determined that the traditional Chinese medical treatment was indeed safe to use and that it improved cognitive function for patients. The study was held under the auspices... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be an effective treatment for vascular dementia
(Natural News) When people talk about dementia, one of the first things that come to mind is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Indeed, AD is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders (over five million people in the U.S. have it), but there are other forms of dementia – like, for instance, vascular dementia. For the uninitiated,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Acupuncture may cut joint pain among postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor-related pain, according to a study published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural Remedies for Menopause That Are Backed by Science
For relief without a prescription, try black cohosh, controlled breathing, acupuncture and several other natural remedies for menopause symptoms. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

People with complex regional pain syndrome getting raw deal
Symptoms not promptly recognised and multidisciplinary treatment often absent Related items fromOnMedica Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? Tai chi at least as beneficial as aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia Prescribing guidance helps GPs working in prisons Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alternative Cancer Treatments May Be Bad for Your Health
People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those who didn ’ t. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Cancer Acupuncture Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamins Source Type: news

Acupuncture can relieve dry eye symptoms
(Natural News) Research has found that acupuncture could treat dry eye syndrome (DES), a condition that affects most Americans aged 18 and older. In their study, scientists from Kyung Hee University in South Korea conducted a systematic review of data to determine the most effective acupuncture method for treating the condition based on clinical trials. DES, medically referred... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritic pain can be reduced with sinew acupuncture
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been proven by numerous studies to be an effective treatment against various types of pain. Sinew acupuncture, a new modality of this ancient practice, was observed to provide almost immediate benefits for specific types of injuries. A team of scientists is seeking to understand the mechanisms of sinew acupuncture and determine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Observation on therapeutic effect of combined acupuncture for stress gastric mucosal injury after traumatic brain injury - Sun Y, Ma T, Chen C, Zhang S.
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of combined acupuncture combined with omeprazole on patients with craniocerebral trauma complicated with stress gastric mucosal injury. METHODS: Patients with stress gastric mucosal injury after cerebral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture is an effective and convenient choice to reduce breast cancer-related lymphedema
(Natural News) A Chinese study looked into the use of acupuncture to reduce the occurrence of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. It determined that the traditional Chinese medicinal approach could be a convenient and cost-effective way to manage the symptoms of the breast cancer-related disease. The Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine conducted the study. Its findings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Treating headaches from traumatic brain injury using acupuncture
(Natural News) A study in Medical Acupuncture has revealed the traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In particular, researchers evaluated auricular acupuncture (AA) and traditional acupuncture (TCA) to determine whether it was effective in treating symptoms of chronic headaches, in comparison to usual care (UC) treatments provided by healthcare professionals.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS GP: Doctors should prescribe music therapy and acupuncture
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Marshall-Andrews, who runs a pioneering surgery in Brighton, believes the decision would boost the mental health of thousands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise or acupuncture? Which alternative treatment works best for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis?
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can acupuncture reduce treatment-related pain for women with early-stage breast cancer?
(JAMA Network) Treatment for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors often results in joint pain, which can contribute to treatment nonadherence. Several small studies have suggested that acupuncture may decrease aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study shows that acupuncture can provide relief to those suffering from anxiety-related disorders
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on behavioral changes caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS), proving the far-reaching benefits of this ancient treatment approach. Thanks to the machinations of the media, you probably see emotional disorders like depression and anxiety as mere outcomes of a troubled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat your chronic pain naturally with acupuncture
(Natural News) Instead of taking drug treatments for chronic pain, try acupuncture. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome were evaluated. In order to conduct the study, a team of researchers at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China recruited 77 participants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painful menstruation can be reduced with acupoint-stimulation
(Natural News) Good news for the ladies who need pain relief from menstrual cramps but don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs like NSAIDs. A recent Chinese review reported that the stimulation of acupuncture points can relieve the symptoms of dysmenorrhea while having fewer side effects than anti-inflammatory drugs. Painful periods are the most common female... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tools and Tweaks to Improve Sleep Quality in Patients With Cancer
In this video,  Dr. Jun Mao  describes practical changes that have boosted sleep quality in cancer patients, and highlights results of a study showing sleep benefits from both CBT and acupuncture.  (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE Source Type: news

How acupuncture works: Explaining the five elements theory
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique which stimulates specific points of the body by inserting tiny needles, promoting good body circulation and alleviating pain. Most of the people who seek out acupuncture suffer from musculoskeletal problems, which include lower back pains, knee pain, and shoulder stiffness. The Five Elements theory, based on the five... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New science: The therapeutic effects of long-needle acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that deep needling at acupoints BL30 (Baihuan Shu) and BL36 (Huiyang) using long-needle acupuncture is more effective in treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome than traditional acupuncture. Researchers at The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China assessed the therapeutic effects of long-needle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture could be used as an effective treatment for cancer pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine tested which acupoints would provide the most relief for cancer patients from cancer pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective against different kinds of body pain. The researchers recruited 42 patients going through... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be an effective pain reliever for women in labor compared to spinal-epidural anesthesia
(Natural News) Acupuncture analgesia is an effective pain reliever for women in labor, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since labor pain is severe and can be associated with side effects to the mother and fetus, scientists continue to search for available and safe pain relief treatments for women... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed guidelines from the Society of Integrative Oncology for the use of some integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Cancer Pain Management
This article reviews how acupuncture is thought to work, data on acupuncture for managing pain caused by cancer or by cancer treatment, how acupuncture is practiced in the US medical system, discussion of safety issues, and practical tips on how to integrate acupuncture into cancer care. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Ting Bao, MD, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improves the circulatory system by chartering energy pathways in the body
(Natural News) Acupuncture is now a widely known medicinal alternative to relieve chronic pain. Through skin penetration using small needles, certain nerve endings in our body become stimulated which help relieve us from a lot of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases. Acupuncture does a great deal in promoting a healthy circulatory system. In just one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Fertility? Really?
Despite claims to the contrary by acupuncturists and their fans, acupuncture has never had even a whit of benefit for fertility. Nonetheless, acupuncturists and some poorly informed doctors continue to recommend it, despite admitting they have no idea how it works. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of electro-acupuncture treatment in improving the consciousness of patients with traumatic brain injury: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Liu J, Xue X, Wu Y, Yang C, Li N, Li H.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a leading cause of death among young people worldwide. Survivors may live with a long-term TBI-related disability or even develop a disorder of consciousness resulting in poor life quality and shortened l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternatives for opioids: Does Integrative Medicine hold the answers for non-addictive pain treatment?
(Natural News) A meta-analysis published online in the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal shows that integrative medicine treatments — such as yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness meditation as well as relaxation techniques and massage therapy — show preliminary efficacy in pain management. A team of researchers at the Harvard Medical School reviewed up to 32 studies as part of the review. The experts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing the common flaws often found in arguments against acupuncture: What you really need to know
(Natural News) You might have heard a lot of acupuncture success stories, but if you’ve ever seriously considered this treatment for yourself, you were likely greeted with a lot of skepticism. Here’s a look at some of the common arguments people make against acupuncture and why they’re way off base. The first and possibly most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain
A new meta-analysis published in theJournal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter ’ s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELLIE BOWLES Tags: Text Messaging Smartphones Addiction (Psychology) Anxiety and Stress Tendinosis Acupuncture Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBT, Acupuncture Combat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Conferences/ASCO Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Oncology News Source Type: news

CBT Tops Acupuncture for Treating Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- But both methods provide alternative to sleeping pills (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news